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Otc Stye Medication
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more
Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?
Likely ok: Although the WHO statement mentioned increase IOP as a potential problem with nasal steroid, I have not seen such an association. The best way to find out is to check the IOP after you have been on nasal steroid for about a month if you are really concerned. ...Read more
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Dry Eyes & Restatsis: Dry eyes can be very frustrating!there are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach." Restasis works but takes weeks & may need steroid drop at same time (to help you tolerate restasis) more info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html i hope this helps you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity:
Tonsillitis is usually a viral or bacterial infecion of the tonsils. IN most cases, it settles without ANY treatment (although is is painful and uncomfortable). However, in a small set of cases, it can complicate and cause serious morbidity.
If you have a mild case of sore throat, it might be sufficient to use an oral rinse such as Andolex C, and pain killers like Paracetamol. If worse, see an ENT ...Read more
Dust or pollen: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. They are worse in the morning. Pollen allergies are worse as the day goes on. Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed. ...Read more
Can jock itch cream&erthromycin ointment b used together on angular cheilitis?Is erthro topical available OTC or something like it available OTC?
Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching
Depends on situation: The ear can have infection within the nerve, middle ear or canal.Each ore treated differently.For middle ear infections, Amoxicillin is one of several medications used that will kill the most common germs involved. Any antibiotic has a predicted failure rate of at least 5% , so monitoring and followup are important. ...Read more
Have eye style, about 1month old. Warm compresses have not resolved. Eye Dr gave topical antib/steroid. Is there an OTC topical antibiotic I can buy?
Be persistent: Most styes respond to frequent applications of heated washcloths - this must be done 4 minutes at a time for 5 times or more per day. Most do not do this often enough. Antibiotics rarely work as they cannot penetrate the lesion. If the condition is persistent, it could be another diagnosis. A second opinion might be in order with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more